Articles by Anne Collier

German social networking

September 24, 2007

Social networking is happening pretty much wherever there's a Web, but the picture looks a little different in each country. Fresh comScore research found that 45% of

Very connected Oz

September 24, 2007

A just-released study in Australia found that 90% of Australians have both cellphones and landline phones and 80% have Internet access, mostly broadband, Australian IT

Teen name calling: Federal case

September 22, 2007

This is a story parents and teens should know about because it clearly illustrates how a student's mean comment in a public blog can literally become a federal case. US

Support for young videogamers

September 21, 2007

This is something parents of young Xbox Live users and Internet gamers should be aware of – that kids and teens can experience considerable verbal and text abuse in

Videogames increasingly social

September 21, 2007

Increasingly, experts are saying that banning a teen's use of social networking is like banning (or more likely inhibiting) his or her social life. That's

Trend: Exclusive social networking

September 20, 2007

Business Week calls them "online country clubs," and they're becoming a trend: not just niche social-networking sites, but exclusive niche sites.

Online eating-disorder communities

September 19, 2007

Eating disorder communities have been with us as long as there were eating disorders. When I was in high school, long before anyone but a handful of innovative researchers

Social networking’s impact on RL

September 19, 2007

How is online social networking changing socializing in real life? It's a very interesting question that people – from researchers to social networkers themselves

CA teen-driver law signed

September 18, 2007

Just a quick update to last week's item about teen drivers using tech: "Signed into law Thursday by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, the bill by Democratic state Sen. Joe

The kitchen computer

September 18, 2007

A family doesn't really need HP's $1,700 touchscreen computer for the kitchen (to keep coffee and cereal-milk spills off of keyboards), but the idea of a centrally
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